Song of the Elves

Epic fantasy novels and short stories by David Charles Shepherd

Springtime in Rhoderica

Well, Easter has come and gone and still no Wolves of Winter Part Two for you.  Deadlines are not my strong point at the moment, and perhaps I should learn to stop promising dates that I cannot keep.  However, there’s a good reason for this, as the second installment of intrigue and adventure from Rulnik, Torbad and Yanuk is weighing in almost twice as long as the first – I can feel a full length Wolves novel coming soon.

So, the spring/summer schedule is now as follows:

  • Wolves of Winter Part Two – completion of manuscript within the next fortnight and release by beginning of May through the website
  • resume editing of SOTE Book 2The King’s Blades for September release
  • script Wolves of Winter Part 3, with aim to release through website, followed by collected book edition of all three tales, which knit together neatly into one volume.

If there were more hours in the day, each of these projects would be with you sooner, as I am equally engaged in imaginative work with both the SOTE and WOW series.  A number of other unconnected tales of Rhoderica are now fully formed and in the queue for production.  I need to clone myself!

Oh well, at least the longer days make me feel less like hibernating.

Until next time, thanks for being patient and up the elves!

 


About The Author

Writing has been my main form of escape since a child. Before teaching, I earned a living on a little known national newspaper, before discovering I also had a calling for the classroom. The first embryonic scribbles for Song of the Elves emerged in 2000. I began writing the first trilogy as one continuous manuscript entitled The Summerlands, which I finally completed in the Winter of 2007. In the intervening years, I've been transforming this first draft into three distinct instalments of the saga. "A Shadow Falls" and "The King's Blades" have already seen the light of day. "Sins of the Father" will follow shortly. There will be a second trilogy to complete the saga, which I intend to commence work on in 2012. Book four is entitled "The Lost, The Lonely and the Damned". I have also written a series of short tales entitled The Wolves of Winter, set in Rhoderica before the elves invaded the continent. This is now available through lulu.com as a paperback and via amazon kindle as an e-book.. My second, 'Tale of Rhoderica' will be a fantasy version of the great John Ford western - The Searchers. Entitled, To the Ends of the Earth', the novel will be out for Spring 2016. I am also half-way through a manuscript for a science fiction novel, entitled The Mirror of His Soul. Time and health permitting, these will all eventually see the light of day.

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